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Morphological and Brooding Characteristics of Argonauta argo Linnaeus, 1758 from Korean Water
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  • Journal title : The Korean Journal of Malacology
  • Volume 30, Issue 4,  2014, pp.437-441
  • Publisher : The Malacological Society of Korea
  • DOI : 10.9710/kjm.2014.30.4.437
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Morphological and Brooding Characteristics of Argonauta argo Linnaeus, 1758 from Korean Water
Kim, Yeonghye; Oh, Taeg Yun; Park, Kyum Joon; An, Yong Rock; Kim, Hyun Woo; Kim, Doo Nam; An, Doohae;
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One specimen of Argonauta argo belonging to the family Argonautidae, was collected Songjeong, southeastern coastal water of Korea on July 12, 2010. The specimen, a mature female of 76 mm mantle length and 97 mm shell length. The number of ribs are 56 in shell. The shell is distinct between the arm I's. The I arm has expanded, hemi-discoidal web to which the distal part is fused together. The funnel is large and exceeds the base of arm IV. The arms formula is IV > > I. The specimen was female. Fecundity was 155,203 eggs. This species is pelagic octopus and important prey item of dolphin.
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